Tonari no Kashiwagi-san
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Tonari no Kashiwagi-san

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Synonyms: Kashiwagi-san, My Desk Neighbour
Japanese: となりの柏木さん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 24, 2009 to Aug 24, 2016
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Authors: Shimotsuki, Kinusa (Story & Art)


Score: 7.281 (scored by 79727,972 users)
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Ranked: #43712
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Popularity: #606
Members: 21,287
Favorites: 243

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High school student Yuuto Sakuraba does not conceal his hardcore otaku nature or the fact that he is heavily into moe drawings from an artist named Sayane. At school, he is seated next to Kotone Kashiwagi, the school idol who shows distaste toward otaku culture. One day, however, Yuuto stumbles upon Kotone in the otaku store he works at, discovering that Kotone is also an otaku!

This chance encounter brings the two unlikely friends closer, Yuuto promising that he will keep her passion a secret. They soon have secret meetings to discuss their common interests. But what Yuuto doesn't know is that Kotone Kashiwagi is, in fact, the moe artist Sayane!

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Aug 9, 2020
Proto57 (All reviews)

This manga is focused on 4 characters essentially. The MC and the main girl and the secondary friends.

Basically this story is a classic slice of life, school, romance. There is no drama but it doesnt mean the story is not serious. MC is the pathetic cliche otaku and he will quickly fall in love with his classmate, a shy and mysterious popular girl that seems cold because she never talks to anyone. They will learn to be partner and MC will quickly confess (it's important to note that, it's not that much a spoiler, it's just for you know that it's not of those manga read more
Dec 7, 2019
curisuchan (All reviews)
To be honest this is my second time reading this manga this is because the first time i read this back then, it was not yet finished i guess it only have 50-60 chapters available at that time, well putting that aside this aside i finished re-reading this manga(completely) in just two days(The same day and definite time while writing this review), yeah it still took me a lot of time but that's because i still don't want yet to finished reading this manga, yeah that's why it took me two days, but what they say all things must come to an end to read more
Apr 8, 2021
Gigavern (All reviews)
"If anybody normal saw me from the outside, I think they'd think im boring"

This in essence wraps up the manga for me. The MC to me is flavorless, unimaginative, typical, and most of all, boring. He's so boring to me to the point where in the same chapter where it mentions his name I'd forget it the next page. However, this manga is still pretty good and I think they understood that his character was so damn pitiful and well, boring.

To start, this manga is his character arc, you may think it's mostly about the relationships and though you wouldn't be wrong his character read more
Aug 5, 2011
Klabautermann (All reviews)
Do the main characters look like a perfect, womanly tsundere and a pathetic shy guy? They do? Well they are finally not. Finally, someone dared to make two characters that actually ARE alike in some aspects. The rule of 'opposites attract' is finally out of practice in at least ONE manga! Bring the champagne, we're about to celebrate one of the better girl-ish reads out here, Tonari no Kashiwagi-san!

The idea of having two characters eager to befriend each other is so very simple, so it truly begs a question of why hasn't anyone else thought of that before? The progress of the light plot is read more

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